Kate Barrand
Kate Barrand
President & CEO
With a vision for a better future for children experiencing homelessness, Kate took over as CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children in 2015. Within her three years, she established a financially sustainable model and enriched the organization’s programs through innovative partnerships with leading edge providers in early childhood development. Under her leadership, Horizons also initiated a capital campaign for the Horizons Center, a unique public/private joint venture that will transform the education, health and well-being of at-risk children and families in Boston. Before taking the helm at Horizons, Kate contributed as a strategy consultant and operating manager in the finance and technology sectors. She worked with C-suite and executive teams of financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations to define new strategies, develop marketing programs and realign business processes to increase efficiencies. Kate was the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Clareon Corporation, the first online business-to-business payment engine sanctioned by the US Treasury. She also led Strategic Planning and Global Strategic Marketing at BankBoston. During her time in banking, she served on the Board of Directors at Horizons for 14 years. Immediately following her time on the Board, she deepened her involvement at Horizons by becoming a Playspace Activity Leader. Kate’s passion for children and families battling homelessness has been a meaningful part of her entire career. Kate holds a BA in Early Childhood Development from the Eliot-Pearson Department at Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Association of Early Education (MADCA.) Kate was the winner of two Silver Stevie® Awards in the 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Kate was recognized in the Female Executive of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) and Woman of the Year (Government or Non-Profit) categories. Kate resides in Beverly with her husband and enjoys spending time with her three grown children.
Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding
Chief Development & Marketing Officer
A proven fundraising executive with 20 years of development and marketing experience, Tara joined Horizons for Homeless Children in May of 2016 as Chief Development and Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Horizons, Tara served as Director of Development for Dedham Country Day School, where she designed and implemented the school’s record-breaking $13.6 million THRIVE campaign. She was a member of the senior management team during Harvard Law School’s $476 million Setting the Standard campaign, where she served in many roles including leadership gifts, alumni affairs, and annual giving. Tara is currently on the Alan Thayer Mudge Memorial Fund, and has served on the board of The Center for the Development of Children in Dover, MA. Tara received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three daughters.
Tammy Reder
Tammy Reder
Chief Financial Officer
Tammy has a diverse financial background, working in multiple industries at both non-profit and for profit organizations. Prior to joining Horizons for Homeless Children, Tammy served as Chief Financial Officer for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). At the NSCAA, she worked successfully on a Financial Strategic Plan that focused highly on improving cash flow, liquidity, and the organization’s overall short and long term financial future. Prior to the NSCAA, she worked at La Petite Academy, one of the nation’s largest educational child care providers, and was a key member of the financial management team assisting with the successful turnaround and sale. In addition, Tammy has provided financial services for Marketing, Telecommunications, and Wind Energy organizations. Tammy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from DePaul University and an MBA from Mid-America University. She is a new resident to the Boston area and is originally from Chicago.
Sheila O’Neil
Sheila O’Neil
Executive Director, Community Children's Centers & Family Partnerships
Sheila joined Horizons with more than 30 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Most recently, she served as the Head Start and Early Head Start Director for Communities United, Inc. Throughout her career, Sheila has held a number of different positions in Early Childhood Education, including as a Regional Manager for a large for-profit provider as well as a Director for a small nonprofit school. She was very involved in the early stages of the creation of NAEYC Accreditation process and served as a validator for NAEYC for two years.
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Board of Directors

Chip Hazard
Chair; General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Michael Roberge
Vice Chair; President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer, MFS Investment Management
Gregory Morzano
Treasurer; Founder and Managing Partner, Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
Kate O’Neil
Clerk; Private Investor
Jonathan Bingham
President and CEO, Janeiro Digital
Bronwen Carroll, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Boston Medical Center
Lori Colella
Financial Analyst, Fairfield Financial Advisors
Maïta Vert Crocker
Vice President, Investment Managers Services, State Street Corporation
Elizabeth Crowley
Partner, Burns & Levinson
Ryan Debin
Senior Vice President, Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors of Boston
Michael Eisenson
Founder, Horizons for Homeless Children; Managing Director and CEO, Charlesbank Capital Partners
Glenn Engler
Managing Director, Parthenon-EY
Matt Epstein
Director, Goulston and Storrs
Tim Estella
Director of Trading Strategy for SAI, Fidelity Investments
Scott Haig
Managing Director, The Baupost Group
Princell Hair
SVP and General Manager, CSN New England
Kathy Klingler
Head of Marketing, Kaplan Higher and Professional Education
Kate Lubin
Director, United Way
Melissa MacDonnell
President, Liberty Mutual Foundation
Pamela Mann
Interfaith Chaplain, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lauren Mazzella
PAL Volunteer, Putnam Investments Community Children’s Center
Aaron Miller
Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual
Tom Murray
Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer, EMC
Sarah Nielsen
Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Sue O’Connell
Partner, Wellington Management Group, LLP President, Wellington Funds Group
Steven Principe
Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Rahim Rajpar
Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, John Hancock Insurance
Pete Riehl
Managing Director, Brookside Capital LLC; Managing Director, Bain Capital LLC
Maurice Samuels
Managing Partner, Convexity Capital Management
Lucienne S. Sanchez, M.D.
Director of Newborn Services, Mount Auburn Hospital
Barbara Shapiro
PAL Volunteer, Schoen Community Children’s Center
Eileen Smith
Vice President Recruitment and Temporary Staffing, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Janice Sturchio
Vice President, BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management Group
Liz Vanzura
Managing Director, Boathouse, Inc.
Karen Walsh
VP, Director of Marketing Operations, MFS Investment Management
Orlando Watkins
Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

Senior Advisory Board

Mark Edwards
Co-Founder, Upstream
Linda Mason
Founder, Horizons for Homeless Children; Chair, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Susan Whitehead
Vice Chair, Whitehead Institute
Sandra Edgerley
Formerly with Bain Capital
Bob Atchinson
Founder, Adage Capital Management
Josh Bekenstein
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Roger Brown
Founder, President, Berklee College of Music
Diane Hessan
CEO, Communispace Corporation
Jonathan Lavine
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Sankaty Advisors, LLC and Managing Director, Bain Capital, LLC
Laurie Schoen
Founder, US4KIDS

Honorary Board

T. Berry Brazelton
M.D., Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
William Julius Wilson
Ph.D., Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University
Ellen Bassuk
M.D., Founder and President, National Center on Family Homelessness
Barbara Ehrenreich
Author, Columnist and Essayist
Theo Epstein
President of Baseball Operations, Chicago Cubs
Wycliffe Grousbeck
Advisor, Highland Capital Partners
Marian Heard
President and CEO, Oxen Hill Partners
Arnold Hiatt
Director, Dreyfus Connecticut Municipal Money Market Fund Inc.
Howard Hiatt
M.D., Associate Chief and Co-Founder of Global Health Equity Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Loretta LaRoche
Author and Motivational Speaker
Sister Margaret Leonard
Executive Director, Project Hope
Pamela G. Mann
Associate Director of Programs, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care
Eli Newberger
M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston
Robert Paglia
CFO, Gordon Brothers Group, LLC
Diane Patrick
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Francene Sussner-Rodgers
Trustee, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jack Shonkoff
M.D., Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University
Barry Zuckerman
M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
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